Taiwan lies off the southeastern coast of
mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China - an island on the western
edge of the Pacific Ocean. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, making it the perfect
travel destination. Taichungis Taiwan's second largest city as well as its
economic, political, and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis
with a lively and diversified face, filled with exuberance.
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
International Regional Code: +886 4 (Taichung)
Taiwan’s currency is the New Taiwan dollar (NTD). Foreign currencies can be
exchanged at hotels, airports and banks. Major credit cards (Visa, Master, JCB,
AMEX) are widely accepted, and traveler’s checks may be accepted by
tourist-oriented shops and at most international tourist hotels and banks.
Voltage of the alternating current comprises 110V with 60 Hz frequency.
At the time of the Conference, Taipei's average temperature is a comfortable
22°C (72 °F), ranging from a low of 18°C (64°F) to a high of 25°C (77°F)
Tipping generally isn’t very common in Taiwan, although it is appreciated. Most
restaurants add a 10% service charge.
Drinking water served at hotels and restaurants is distilled or boiled. Tap
water is suggested to be boiled before drinking.
Travel in Taiwan
In spite of being a small island, Taiwan has a special geologic structure that
has created an endless variety of prodigious scenery.
For further information, please visit "The
Heart of Asia, Taiwan"
Bureau of Consular Affairs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Republic of China
(Taiwan)-Visa-Exempt Entry and
Taiwan High Speed Rail
and travel Bureau